"Our Loose Ends" Genealogy Column
by Lynna Kay Shuffield
Houston, Texas

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Printed in the Taylor Daily Press - 27 September 2002


Shuffield/Sheffield Family Reunion

On Saturday, October 19, 2002, the Descendants of James S. Shuffield will assemble for the "Annual Shuffield/Sheffield Family Reunion" at Beaís Kitchen, 101 E. Main St. in Cameron, Milam County, Texas from 9am to 5pm. Catered lunch will be served at noon, cost $6 per person.

James S. Shuffield was born in 1824 and was married to Martha Speed. There were eight children:

James and his family moved to Milam County, Texas in about 1869 from Bartow County, Georgia (known before the Civil War as Cass County, Georgia). There is no information on the parents of James or his wife, Martha. The couple is buried in the Little River Cemetery, near Jones Prairie, with many of their children and other descendants.

For more information on the Shuffield/Sheffield family history, visit the "My Loose Ends" database posted on the World Connect Project at RootsWeb.com http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=friday

To attend the reunion, contact Betty Shuffield Angel, 724 CR 240, Cameron, Texas 76520 or telephone 254/697-4806.

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DAR Genealogy Workshop

On Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, the Alexander Love Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will conduct a genealogy workshop entitled, "Nuts to Bolts" at the Southwest Central Church of Christ, 4011 W. Bellfort Ave., Houston, Texas. Registration $10 with lunch. To register, send check to: 910 Daria, Houston, Texas 77079 or telephone: 713/784-5943 or 281/497-7153.

DAR Exhibit

"Eight Years of DAR Service - An Exhibit Honoring the Alexander Love Chapterís 80th Anniversary" will be shown at the Julia Ideson Building (1st floor), Houston Public Library, 500 McKinney Ave., Houston, Texas during the month of November 2002. The chapter will host an exhibit reception on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To RSVP telephone: 281/497-7153.

In this column, I will be glad to highlight and review any family history, genealogy, county history, or similar book, free of charge, if you donate a copy of the book or item. After it has been highlighted and reviewed, on a space available basis, it will be donated to the genealogy section of a library. You will receive an acknowledgment of the donation from the library. Mail item or book to me at the below address.

Lynna Kay Shuffield has written several books related to Texas genealogy and military history. She has spoken before numerous genealogy and veterans groups. Also, is a County Coordinator for the Texas GenWeb Project. Regretfully, she cannot help with individual genealogical research. Please visit the website for this column at: http://www.geocities.com/lks_friday/COLUMN-001.htm or if you have any questions, comments, suggestions for column topics, genealogy or historical society announcements, please contact her at: P. O. Box 16604, Houston, Texas 77222-6604 or e-mail: lksfriday@sbcglobal.net

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